Tracking the Typhon

My latest model for my Imperial Fists Horus Heresy force is the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank.

The Typhon Heavy Siege Tank was released as a plastic kit for The Horus Heresy. I’ve always liked the Forge World resin model and so was pleased to get one of the new plastic kits for my Imperial Fists force.

Having started constructing the model, I finished putting it together. The next stage was a white undercoat. I then gave the model a partial base coat of Army Painter Desert Yellow. I then gave the model a base coat of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. I painted the bolter and the exhausts using Citadel Leadbelcher. It was then onto shading the model and then shading it some more. I also painted the tracks. The Typhon was then drybrushed. I glued in the Dreadhammer Siege Cannon and added the frontal armour and after painting the sponson weapons, these were added to the Typhon.

The next stage was to add the tracks to the Typhon. I had painted the tracks on the sprue. These were removed from the sprue and using superglue I attached the tracks to the Typhon.

Unlike the Rhino tracks, the tracks for the left and right hand sides are identical. As the Typhon is longer than the Proteus Land Raider, there are four extra track sections that need to be added.

There were a couple of places where I found it challenging to affix them.

I am not too happy with the engine area, so might look at that part of the model again.

See the workbench feature on the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank.

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